BREAKING NEWS— On April 1 ABCKO records will release Herman’s Hermits: The American Albums, an eight-CD box set that replicates all of the band’s LPS as released in the United States from 1965 to 1969, complete with original liner notes and, considering the expected audience demographics, a custom magnifying glass.
This could actually happen. While there is a resurgence in vinyl and a continuing interest in 1960s releases, replicating them on…Continue
Posted on February 26, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments
In recent weeks I have walked the vinyl path, striving for a less complicated life, recently selecting the Beatles 1966 mashup, Yesterday and Today. This record is best known as the second to last American Beatles release to significantly differ from the original British version and is almost universally disrespected, mostly because its censoring of a then daring pop-art…Continue
Posted on December 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments
When future Hollies Allan Clarke and Graham Nash were teenagers they approached the Everly Brothers after a concert and it changed their lives. Don and Phil, then huge stars, spent some time with Allan and Graham encouraging their musical ambitions. "They had no idea they were teaching me a life lesson," recalled Nash, who used the instance as a guideline as to how he would treat his own fans, if he ever got any.
Nash's path took him to where he…Continue
Posted on November 24, 2013 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments
SEATTLE, Sept. 1 2013— Vintage Trouble's Bumbershoot performance was sandwiched between the latest versions of The Animals and The Zombies, and would not have been out of place during their Brit-rock heyday, or during any of the intervening years.
The Los Angeles based quartet, formed in 2010, follows the same power trio plus vocals format that served The Who and Led Zeppelin among others, with nary a keyboard or stray percussionist in sight. The instruments, aside…Continue
Posted on September 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments